This Sunday, July 31
A Spiritual Journey from Fear to Freedom
Service Leaders:  Ileana Salinas
Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 AM
Traumatic experiences can affect our relationship with ourselves and others. The path from fear to freedom can be achieved through different expressions of love. How do we keep the lessons, let go of the pain, and re-open ourselves to let the spirit of life flow through us freely again?
Next Sunday, August 7
Cultivating a Spiritual Vocabulary
Service Leaders: Emrys Staton
Sunday, August 7 at 10:30 AM
UUs have a long history of expanding our theologies to offer language that can kindle and sustain our spirits. Drawing from world religions, nature, and justice work, our spiritual vocabulary becomes more comprehensive and enriching.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Community Night
Thursday, August 4, at 6:00 PM, Johnson Room
The first Thursdays of the month during the summer, we gather together for a meal at 6:00 PM, followed by programming for adults and children. It is a potluck so bring your appetite, enthusiasm and a dish or dessert to share. You are welcome to bring a sack supper if you prefer.   

This Community night is an Ice Cream Social and tie-dyeing party with the Religious Education Committee. Come prepared to have fun and bring your appetite for ice cream!
Labor Day Camping Weekend at SAWUURA
Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5, 2016
SAWUURA is our own UU 100-acre woods in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness near Young, AZ (about 4 hrs drive from Phoenix). Join dozens of other UUs Labor Day weekend for a relaxing weekend under the stars. Disconnect from your phones, computers, TVs and share meals, hikes, music and laughter with other nature-lovers. Meals are provided with the cost of registration, just bring snacks, drinks, and camping gear.
Registration Fees: $60 per adult ($50 for SAWUURA members), $25 per child.
Registration Due Date: Friday, August 26.
Registration forms available online, click link below. For more info please contact Eb Eberlein, 520-622-6966
Campus Spruce up Opportunities
Now through Saturday, September 10
SundaySeptember 11, is our congregation's Ingathering Service. Ingathering is our "kick-off" to the new ministry year where we welcome everyone back to the valley from their summer vacations and travels. Heidi is looking for volunteers to help make our campus sparkle and shine for Ingathering. Email Heidi if you are willing to take on any of these jobs and indicate a day/time you'd like to work on the task. Heidi will help make sure you have the materials you need and access to the campus. For every "job" you complete before Ingathering, you will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a gift certificate to this year's Annual Service Auction. The drawing will be held on September 11 during Coffee Hour. Certificate are available for those who need community service hours.
Engaging in Racial Justice
Get involved with establishing a racial justice ministry at UUCP as we explore what it means to be in solidarity with the growing Black Lives Matter movement. Emrys Staton will be working with our congregation to plug into ongoing racial justice work in the Valley, and to deepen our understanding of how racism, oppression, and white supremacy are woven into our lives. Contact Emrys at the link below to learn more.
Maryland School Partnership
Last Sundays for Supply Donation, July 31 and August 7
It's July and it's hot! Who is thinking about school? We are because the school year will be starting on August 8 and students will be lining up to enter their new classrooms. Many students come to Maryland School from families that have a very difficult time providing support for their children, school budgets are inadequate to maintain needed programs and teachers often spend their own money to have necessary supplies. Also many students require extra help to master grade level skills. Your help is needed in a variety of ways! Please check this month's Horizons for more information or stop by the back table this month to pick up information about our partnership, a list of supplies that are needed and a list of opportunities for volunteering. Supplies will be collected from July 10 through August 7.
UUCP Book Corner
First Sunday of the Month
The UUCP Community Book Corner is the first Sunday of each month. July and August's theme is spirituality and there are three featured books, one each, for adults, young adults and children. There will be other books, as well, which promote our UU values. Come celebrate the theme of spirituality with a purchase, browsing or sharing your thoughts!
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, August 1, at 9:30 AM, Johnson Room
Almost every week the Johnson Room is open for your artistic endeavor. Currently Jay Alagia, a watercolorist with 20-years experience, is available there to teach watercolor painting on an individual basis, if requested, free of charge. Please contact Jay at 602-952-8889 for more information.
Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, August 1, at 7:00 PM, Annex C
Some anonymous members of the congregation are opening a addiction recovery meeting on Monday nights at 7:00 PM. It will be based on UU Principles and have a free form type of orientation. This will be a discussion group of like minded individuals who are seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Any members who wish to participate can call John Moats at 602-300-4743. We will be meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings in Annex C. So come one come all because your love and gratitude are always welcome.  
Members & Friends Art Show
Our usual Members and Friends Art Show is moving to March this year!  Now you will have more time to get your wonderful work ready to show!  Look for the exact date in upcoming Compass issues.  Questions? E-mail the Sanctuary Team by clicking below. 
Congregational Literary Magazine
Sunday, September 4 
The UUCP literary magazine, Poikilos, will be published this fall with a deadline for submissions set for Sunday, September 4thSend or bring your poems, short stories, essays, book excerpts, and music lyrics, to the Poetry Coffeehouse box in the volunteer office. Please limit works to 6 or 7 pages. If Tish does not already have one, please include a 3 to 4 sentence bio. Let's make this another great volume! Questions? Call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330.